An Introduction to the Philosophy of History
By (author) Michael Stanford
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Introduction to the Philosophy of History by Michael Stanford
Book DescriptionThis book uncovers the wealth of philosophical problems that history presents, and encourages further thought on how these issues grow out of historical questions. Its focus on the convergence of history, philosophy and social science makes it ideal for use on undergraduate courses in philosophy of history and philosophy of social science.Beginning with an energetic and lucid discussion covering traditional issues such as epistemology and metaphysics, the author continues to explore in more detail the current debates surrounding philosophical issues of concern to both history and the social sciences. Tackling a wide range of topics such as truth, objectivity, explanation, communication and narrative, gender, deconstruction and postmodernism, the book affords students in philosophy and social science departments a deeper and wider perspective on the philosophical problems within their areas of study.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631199397
(239mm x 160mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Dec-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael Stanford
Introduction to the Philosophy of History, Paperback (December 1997)
aeo Includes annotated further reading at the end of each chapter. aeo Explains why and how philosophy, history and the social sciences converge. aeo Incorporates a wide range of philosophical reference from the pre--Socratics to the Postmodernists.
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aeo Written without jargon; all central historical concepts are explained clearly and introduced in bold type. aeo Chapters are self--contained for ease of reference, though they form a logical whole. aeo Uses relevant examples from contemporary history. aeo Full reading guides follow each chapter.
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Author Biography - Michael Stanford
Michael Stanford held the position of Senior Lecturer in History at the University of the West of England until his retirement in 1983. He co-edits the journal Cogito and is the author of The Nature of Historical Knowledge (1986) and a Companion of the Study of History (1994).
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